If you avoided the mall scene during your holiday shopping, you missed a few changes at the outlets in our area—here’s a quick catchup:
Adults and kids alike will find something new to love at Westfield Garden State Plaza. The mall (shown above) now houses Sugarfina, a luxury candy boutique, and Flying Tiger Copenhagen, a global design chain that sells everything from carved wooden toys to dainty rings. Kate Hudson’s athleisure apparel brand, Fabletics, is also open for business, along with the Optimum Experience Center and Brookstone where you can stock up on today’s hottest gadgets.
STEW LEONARD’S COMING TO PARAMUS PARK
The eclectic grocery store chain, complete with its trademark costumed employees and animatronic animals, will be taking over the old Sears space in the Paramus Park Mall. (We’re still waiting word on the addition of a petting zoo—a signature feature of other Stew Leonard’s locations.) The farm-style supermarket will offer an extensive wine department, fresh food stations and a sushi bar. The expansive space will also feature a 12-screen movie theater.
MOVIES AT RIVERSIDE
The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack is in the midst of a major makeover. The second floor of the former 110,000-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue now houses an AMC movie theater, and the lower level of the old department store will feature various stores and restaurants, including the relocated Cheesecake Factory.